Anthony Chisholm, the hero who performed Burr Redding on HBO’s prison drama Oz, has died at the age of 77. However, no matter of death is immediately proved, his passing confirmed by The Katz Company.
Best remembered for his recurring work on Oz’s last three seasons. And Chisholm starred in a whole of 23 episodes from 2001-2003. His additional TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, High Maintenance. And also Random Acts of Flyness, Hack, and last year’s Hulu drama Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
Who Anthony Chisholm was precisely:
Chisholm was a productive stage veteran who regularly collaborated with playwright August Wilson. He starred as Wolf in the original run of Wilson’s Two Trains Running, which opened at the Yale Repertory in 1990. And on Broadway in 1992. He also worked in Wilson’s Jitney and the first runs of Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf. And nonetheless, the latter of which gained Chisholm a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007.
In 2017, he retreated to Broadway for the revival of Jitney, which eventually won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play. He continued acting in the production’s national tour. And which crossed from September 2019 through February 2020. Other renowned credits include the religion classic Putney Swope, Jonathan Demme’s Beloved, and Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq. The star is sustain by his son, Alexander Chisholm, his daughter, Che Chisholm, and her husband, plus his two grandchildren.
What others have to say about him:
Following the updates of his death, celebs and former colleagues took to social media to express their condolences.
“Oh, man!! Why did I believe you would live forever? Love you, Anthony,” Viola Davis tweeted adjacent a photo of the two. “The acting world will miss your wisdom, your tremendous talent, your generosity. You were a survivor. Goodnight King. Sleep well. You earned it. 💛.”
Oh man!! Why did I think you would live forever? Love you Anthony….The acting world will miss your wisdom, your immense talent, your generosity. You were a survivor. Goodnight King. Sleep well. You earned it. 💛#RIPAnthonyChisholm pic.twitter.com/E3OhM1K109
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) October 17, 2020
This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson also addressed. He noted: “An amazing actor and an amazing appearance. Grateful to have beheld his work. Rest peacefully, Anthony.”